The Vessel Stylus B3SS

The Vessel Stylus B3SS

"In short, choosing the B3SS means you give up some warmth of the R3SM, and in exchange you get a bit more detail and resolution, more precise rendition of everything and tremendous evenness and control throughout the entire audible range, without sounding digital or sterile. It exhibits much of the technical character of the Ortofon 2M Black while being a lot more enjoyable and easy to listen to."1

Extremely detailed, and very tight and refined in its musical presentation
Exceptional tracing, fluidity and innate delicacy
Nude Super Shibata tip for flowing timbral accuracy and exquisite sound quality
Diamond tip r/R radii: .00016 × .0028 inch
Special High Grade Boron cantilever for ultimate groove sensitivity


The Vessel Stylus B3SS


Product Info

- Much more than music.

Special High Grade Boron exceeding those used previously by other manufacturers offers superb sensitivity to tonal fullness and sentient expressiveness in between. In combination with its Super Shibata diamond, the B3SS exude with in-the-moment experiences with your LPs—music rendered with grace, swiftness, liquidity and luminosity. It is sublime in its contradictions and counterpoints.

The Vessel B3SS Stylus Specifications
- Type: Moving Magnet
- Frequency range: 20-30,000 Hz
- Output voltage @ 1kHz: 2.5 mV
- Channel balance @ 1kHz: <1.0dB
- Channel separation @ 1kHz: 23dB
- Dynamic compliance (100Hz): 9 × 10-6 cm/dyne
- Tracking ability at 2.0g : >60 µm
- Cantilever: Special High Grade Boron
- Stylus type: Nude Super Shibata
- Stylus tip radius: .00016 x .0028 inch
- Tracking force: 2.0 g

Footnote 1: See very informative review at Under $1,000 moving magnet cartridge shootout, 11 cartridges reviewed!.

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